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Travel

All Shook Up in Ukraine

In 2006, which feels like a million years ago, I went to Ukraine for a weekend. It was an eventful two days, and I’ve just come across the pictures on a photo disc (that’s how old-fashioned we’re talking about here), so let me tell you all about it.

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Music

30 Years of Music: 2006

My favorite releases for 2006 seem to alternate between the All-Time Favorites I am constantly trying to shove into your hands, and the lovely gems that I keep meaning to own”¬¶ after which I will then metaphorically foist upon you like the rest. Let’s get to it!

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Music

Ayuh Music: The Decemberists’ “The Crane Wife”

The Decemberists are one of those bands that consistently, unfailingly, only ever sound like themselves. There really aren’t others to compare their sound to because¬†no one else is doing that.

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Music

Ayuh Music: Midlake’s “The Trials Of Van Occupanther”

If you’ve heard of Midlake, color me impressed, because even though they’re from the US, they’ve made a much bigger impression in Europe. If you haven’t heard of them, now’s your chance.